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The Galaxy Note 10 might not be compatible with the Gear VR

Ever since the first Galaxy Note 10 renders leaked on the web, some people have been wondering whether the new phablet series will be compatible with the Gear VR headset. And if not, then what will happen to the concept? These questions have apparently been answered, according to @anshelsag on Twitter.

The Galaxy Note 10 is reportedly not compatible with the Gear VR, and it’s as simple as that. Samsung didn’t reveal a new Gear VR headset at Unpacked 2019, it hasn’t done that for a couple of years now, so the Galaxy Note 10 series is unlikely to get a new VR headset either.

No Gear VR support for the Galaxy Note 10

This probably won’t mean much for a lot of people, but it might be another aspect to consider if you’re a VR enthusiast and you want to upgrade from a Gear VR-compatible smartphone to the Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy S10 series retained support for it but you needed a separate adapter for it to work. That was also true for the Galaxy Note 9 last year. It also makes us wonder what Samsung’s plans for its mobile VR platform might be in the future. As it currently stands, it looks like the company might be distancing itself from the concept of VR powered by smartphones, even though the technology continues to be used at humanitarian events. Commercially, however, Samsung’s attention now seems to be directed more towards AR (augmented reality) features.

Do you care about the Gear VR or is this change not going to affect you? Would you still buy the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ knowing they don’t support the VR headset? When was the last time you used the Gear VR? Feel free to drop us a line in the comment section.

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locarno
locarno

“even though the technology continues to be used at humanitarian events.”

They used S7 on this event.

I think Samsung preparing standalone VR for us.

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

Samsung messed up to have dropped headphone jack on both variants. They should have included it in the non plus variant which will make potential buyers be at crossroads and the plus version should have had 90Hz screen to further differentiate itself from the non plus. Samsung is saving everything for S11, dumb move when your competitors are already providing everything.

Gunter2
Gunter2

What competitor has the sPen? I’m not being a smattass it’s just that the sPen is the differentiator of the Note series. The phone admittedly is a fantastic device though it should have kept the jack and probably VR support too.

locarno
locarno

LG Stylo/Stylus is a competition ?

locarno
locarno

What features 90Hz screen will give us ?

Gunter2
Gunter2

I do use the Gear VR I got with my S9 plus, just once a week or so and really enjoy it. I imagine a quite significant number of Note9 users will see this as another deficiency along with no headphone jack, a hole in the screen and now no VR support. No jack and no VR is also a downgrade from the S10 range. Coupled with a 1080p screen on the small Note, this may turn out to be not much of a success for Samsung. No headphone jack did make me suspect that VR won’t be supported because… Read more »

multi1vers3
multi1vers3

i cant beliveeee, omG but i was specifically waiting note 10 because my S7 is heating too much when im using gear vr, what a hell, VR is the future! i was disappointed for Note 10 not having 4K or 90 hertz but heeey they actually dont support it at all??! are they insane, how much will cost them to support it anyway! will they leave AR for 2 years as well…

Gunter2
Gunter2

Get a Note9 my friend. It’s a huge upgrade from S7 You’ll save money, AND have a phone with a headphone jack, great stereo sound, and VR support…….. And no holes in the screen! Also it never heats up using VR. You might need to get the newer VR set.

locarno
locarno

Note 9 is good. But in few years I think it will not be good.

Gunter2
Gunter2

In a few years the Note10 might not be good either, depending on what you want. There are people still very happy with the Note 8 and S8. My sister in law has an S7 Edge and she’s very happy with that.

locarno
locarno

What features 90Hz screen will give us ?

Gunter2
Gunter2

The 90hz screen is something gamers look for. I bought a gaming phone, the Razer 2 for my son with a 120hz screen, I don’t know the full details but it was often not able to run at even 90hz due to the phone getting hot enough to fry an egg on it. Lol. We will swap it for an ASUS ROG 2 when it comes out as he’s mad into gaming and it’s supposed to be better, but we’ll see. Phones like Note10 do not need 90hz screens, gamers will buy gaming phones, serious business professionals who use the… Read more »

locarno
locarno

Ok. So this is strictly for gaming. Thanks for explanation.

iceguyver
iceguyver

That is a shame. While I don’t use my GearVR much. It is still pretty fun to use when I do. I mostly use it for 360 videos.